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Of local note: Stanford, PASA swimmers earn top marks


Stanford senior and Palo Alto grad Andrew Liang finished fifth in the men's 100-meter fly on Friday at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow, N.Y.

At the USA Swimming Futures in Santa Clara, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics had a pair of finalists in the men's 100-meter fly with Cyrus Morrison finishing seventh in 56.57 and Brooks Taner eighth in 56.77.

Andrew Liang
Morrison and Taner, with Corbin Rawls and Nathan Yates, helped the PASA 400 free relay team win the title with a swim of 3:29.69.

Elsewhere in the 100 fly, Yates was 12th overall, third in the 'B' final with a time of 56.83. Trevor Collet, Sebastian Cai, and Christopher Rinard, who was 36th in the 400 IM in 4:52.63, swam in the prelims.

PASA's Sarah Snyder, a sophomore at Gunn, placed 18th overall in the women's 100 fly. She finished in 1:04.45, slightly slower than her prelim time.

Snyder also finished 21st overall with a 2:07.17 in the women's 200-meter free. Teammate Grace Tramack was 16th overall in the 400 IM in 5:09.54 and 31st overall at 2:09.22 in the 200 free.

PASA's Allison Asborno (St. Francis) and Ashley Stahmer (Gunn) also swam in the preliminaries.

PASA's Hana Brett was 22nd overall in the 400 IM with a time of 5:09.79. Priscilla Min went 5:24.68 in prelims.

Also in the women's 100 fly, Brett was 32nd in 1:05.08 and Asborno was 41st in 1:05.51. Amy Wu, Kathryn Lundh, Valerita Nasedkina, Ashley Stahmer and Audrey J-Cheng each participated in the preliminaries.

Rawls, headed to Harvard, was 22nd overall in the men's 200 free with a 1:56.69. He also swam in the 100 fly. Taner was 38th in the event in 1:58.41, followed closely by Sacred Heart Prep's Luke Rohlen in 1:58.47.

Gunn's Theodore Makler placed 14th in the 400 IM in 4:44.00. He was 45th in 1:58.73 in the 100 fly.

In the women's 100 breast, PASA's Lydia Bauer was 22nd overall with a time of 1:15.55. Min, Jannae Torres and Wu swam in the preliminaries.

Forest Temple was PASA's top swimmer in the men's 100 breast, finishing 38th in 1:08.93. Ryan Kim and Alec Cullen also swam in the prelims.

The PASA team of Clara Schulz, Brett, Nasedkina and Alexandra Rudolph placed sixth in the women's 400 free relay, recording a time of 4:04.82.

IAAF World Track and field

Stanford grad and Olympic gold medalist Ekaterini Stefanidi, competing for Greece, easily qualified for the finals of the pole vault at the IAAF World Championships in London on Friday.

Stefanidi, who has the world-leading mark at 15-11, needed one jump, clearing 15-1, to ease her way into the finals.

Stanford grad Steven Solomon finished seventh in his heat of the 400 meters at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in London on Saturday.

Solomon, competing for Australia, finished in 46.27. American Fred Kerley recorded the top qualifying mark in 44.92.

Cardinal grad Kori Carter will run the 400-meter hurdles qualifying round on Monday and Stanford senior Valarie Allman throws the discus for the first time next Friday.

Men's golf

Stanford grad Maverick McNealy, the only amateur in the field of the Barracuda Championships at Montreux Golf and CC in Reno, made the cut with his 45th place showing after two rounds.

There were 132 golfers who started the tournament in the Modified Stableford scoring format.

USA Diving Championships

Stanford Diving's Ren Terwey, 13, placed seventh in the 14-15 boys platform event at Ohio State on Friday with a mark of 373.85.

Susisara Shauntel Lim placed third on the 12-13 girls 3-meter springboard with a score of 271.60.

Incoming Stanford freshman and Menlo-Atherton grad Mia Paulsen placed 19th on the 15-18 women's platform, recording a 347.30. She was followed by Stanford Diving's Nike Agunbiade in 345,85.

Beach volleyball

Reigning Olympic champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst won their third major Beach Volleyball crown in Vienna Saturday as the Germans captured a three-set victory over USA's Lauren Fendrick and April Ross of the United States in the gold medal match at the FIVB World Championships presented by A1.

Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross tied for fifth after falling in their Friday quarterfinal against Germany.

Seeded fourth in the competition, Ludwig and Walkenhorst posted a 19-21, 21-13, 15-9 win in 64 minutes over the 14th-seeded Fendrick and Ross as both teams entered Saturday’s finale with 7-0 match mark in the 11th of the world championships that began in 1997 and has been held every other year on the FIVB World Tour.

With the win, the Germans shared the US$60,000 first-place prize while Fendrick and Ross shared $45,000 for second-place.

The gold medal was Ludwig and Walkenhorst’s 10th in 42 FIVB World Tour starts together since forming their partnership in 2013. Of the 10 gold medals, the two major titles were netted in 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games and the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto, Canada.

Fendrick earned her first medal at the world championships. Ross won the title in 2009.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA Volleyball

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